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Any serious collector of antique dolls knows that the quintessential character doll to acquire is the Kestner “Hilda” toddler. Celebrated for it’s non-stop adorableness and it’s delightful expression, this is the must-have toddler of the antique doll world. Not only does this mid-sized version meet all of these criteria, she is, by far, one of the cutest versions of this character that I have ever found!
WHAT A TREASURE! If you are at that point in your collecting career when only the finest and the cutest are allowed into the house- well, this Hilda Toddler will have you wrapped around her little finger in no time at all! Just look into those gorgeous BLUER THAN BLUE sleep eyes, and tell me you are not PINING to hold her! Just a darling doll, this Kestner Character is one of the most sought after toddlers. They just don't come any cuter!
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She has a bisque socket head on a fully jointed slant hip composition and wood doll Kestner toddler body stamped Germany. Blue sleep eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke feathered brows, open mouth with two upper teeth, double chin, adorable French blond human hair wig.
Dressed in a lovely antique-style woolen cream dress with tiny blue flowers print, delicate featherstitched borders including the artist's collar, underneath is a white silk full slip with lace edged hem, antique cotton knit pantaloons, antique cream and blue striped socks, antique-style beige leather toddler shoes with metal buckles and gold tone buttons.
MARKS: M made in 16 Germany 245 JDK.jr (Copy-write symbol) 1914 Hilda Ges Gech N 1070
CONDITION: Excellent! She has fine quality bisque with well defined features and expert painting of wonderful character face, pleasant color, perky expression well modeled and on the more desirable toddler body with excellent original finish with very minor age wear. There is darkening of the mold line at the left side of the head which is inherently a manufacturing effect and does not affect the structural integrity or the aesthetic appeal of the doll. A superb "Hilda" toddler with all the charm and appeal that has made her the most popular sought-after character doll in the antique collectible doll market today! A real Prize!!!!
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Darling 21" Hilda Character Toddler by Kestner c 1912 in Antique Frilly White Dress!
$2,350 USD SOLD
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